Akon has been a player of the game back since 2004, and Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam- as one of the preeminent singers, songwriters, producers and rappers in the game, Akon has become a massive business man within the industry. From rising up from Locked Up to producing tracks for Michael Jackson and Snoop Dogg, Akon defines hip hop and has some of the smoothest hip hop style in the game.
Akon’s first studio album Trouble landed him in the top 10 on the Billboard hot 100 list, and he’s been killing it ever since. Between working with literally the biggest names in the game throughout time and producing for others, Akon has had an undeniable impact upon the game. You know the names- Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony, Emimen, Snoop Dogg, Jeezy, T-Pain and so many more, Akon has elevated the game both on the stage and behind the scenes of hip hop.
Whether it’s his long baller chain in Smack That or the dopest iced out jewelry, Akon’s FIRE style is apparent from the moment you walk into his presence. Scope those iced out rings, Akon is a straight OG of the first kind, and has the hip hop history and bling style to back it up. Whenever you’re looking to rep like Akon or other ballers out there, hit up Hip Hop Bling for all your iced out jewelry.
Today Akon is less hip hop and more businessman, focusing on world economic growth. Akon Lighting Africa is a massive charitable project that currently provides electricity for 15 African countries, and recently confirmed his attendance and economic support for the global gathering of young entrepreneurs at the One Young World 2018 summit. He used to kill it on the bars, now Akon slays in humanitarian efforts, and is a true world baller today.